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Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors – Orpheum Theater

February 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

JUST ANNOUNCED! Changing Hands Bookstore is proud to present Sydney Peace Prize winner and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors in conversation with José Cárdenas, host of Arizona PBS’s Horizonte. They’ll be at Orpheum Theatre on Tuesday, February 13 discussing Khan-Cullors’ new book WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST: A BLACK LIVES MATTER MEMOIR.


“This remarkable book reveals what inspired Patrisse’s visionary and courageous activism and forces us to face the consequence of the choices our nation made when we criminalized a generation. This book is a must-read for all of us.”
— Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow

From one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a poetic memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, Patrisse Cullors’ story asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love. Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have been called terrorists, a threat to America. But in truth, they are loving women whose life experiences have led them to seek justice for those victimized by the powerful. In this meaningful, empowering account of survival, strength, and resilience, Patrisse Cullors and co-author asha bandele seek to change the culture that declares innocent black life expendable.




Patrisse Khan-Cullors is an artist, organizer, and freedom fighterfrom Los Angeles, CA. Co-founder of Black Lives Matter, she is also a performance artist, Fulbright scholar, popular public speaker, and the 2017 Sydney Peace Prize recipient.

asha bandele is the award-winning author of The Prisoner’s Wife and four other works. Honored for her work in journalism and activism, asha is a mother, a former senior editor at Essence, and a senior director at the Drug Policy Alliance.


José Cárdenas is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Arizona State University. A 1977 Stanford University Law School graduate, he was a partner in the law firm of Lewis and Roca before joining ASU in 2009. He also served as the firm’s managing partner and later as its chairman. He is a member of the American Law Institute and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Since 2003, Mr. Cárdenas has served as the host of the Eight/KAET weekly public affairs program Horizonte, which focuses on Arizona issues through a Hispanic lens. In 2000, he received the Mexican government’s Ohtli award given to U.S. residents of Mexican descent in recognition of their service to Mexican communities in the United States. He was Valley Leadership’s 2000 Man of the Year.


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